Match Day Activities at the GAA Museum
Sunday 12th August
The GAA All-Ireland Championship season is in full swing and match day madness hits the GAA Museum in Croke Park this weekend with a whole host of special museum activities. If you are heading to Croke Park this weekend to support your team in its bid for All-Ireland glory, why not include a visit to the recently-refurbished GAA Museum located under the Cusack Stand? The museum will be open to match patrons from 12.30 – 3.30 this Sunday.
For this year’s GAA Hurling All-Ireland Championship semi-finals, John Torpey will be on hand in the museum throughout the day to give a special demonstration on the art of hurley-making.
There is something for GAA supporters of all ages in the GAA Museum, home to the original Liam MacCarthy Cup and a new temporary exhibition on the history and development of the GAA overseas - GAA, A Global Phenomenon. In the museum's activity room - Cú Chulainn's Den - younger fans can make match headbands or match mascots in county colours. For those fans feeling a little more competitive and energetic, there is the opportunity to test your hurling skills in the museum’s specially-designed Interactive Games Area.
There is a special discount admission rate for a museum visit on match days, with adult admission only €4.00 and family admission only €12.50. Plus - new for 2012! - two children go free with every adult ticket purchased!
Why not add enhance your match day experience and get a truly unique behind-the-scenes tour of Croke Park with a pre-match guided tour of the stadium? Be one of the first people inside the stadium before the turnstiles open to the public and see what happens as Croke Park gears up for operations in advance of an All-Ireland semi-final? For more information visit the museum’s website – www.crokepark.ie/gaa-museum.